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11/16/14 12:41 P

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Just joined this group and do agree that most weight loss groups are women oriented even the advertising. My ww group for older seniors was almost all women. Always feel like an outsider there. That is one of the reasons I never went back to weekly meetings.

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6/2/13 4:48 P

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I completely agree. I find it easier to work on the goals of losing weight when there are forums that are man oriented. Can't explain why, but I just feel more motivated when there are more men to chat with and bounce ideas off of. Of course, most of them on sparkpeople simply are not that way.

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5/2/13 10:52 A

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Hi,
I am from the Boston area and am glad to participate in this ST. I think Baddiz said it, when he mentioned that he felt 90% of the SP members are women. I agree. As an aside, I tried WW for 2 years and no matter where I went I was about the only guy there too. I can use a male focused forum.

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2/17/13 3:13 A

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It is really good to be part of this team, a guys team.

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2/13/13 5:18 P

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About the toilet seat thing.... Yeah No "S" hit!

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Dudes!!! So glad I stumbled across this team! I was suffering from a HUGE estrogen overload!! I'm a 51 year old ex smoker, (Last puff on Jan 19, 2012), who gained 20 lbs. Started Spark People Jan 3.... I like it!! I'm eating better, working out, and feeling great! The pounds aren't melting away like I thought they would after giving up the Late night Carl's Jr. meals, but results, still, are coming. I want to lose 40 lbs and start playing old guys softball!! I always had alot of fun doing that!

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Turning 66 in a few months. Recently, probably built up for awhile, developed high BP! Way overweight! Doing this alone hasn't worked...at all.
Retired educator, former athlete, need to get into shape, lower BP. Looking forward to good information, positive reinforcement, and ideas to push myself out of my chair and improve my life!

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emoticon Morning All:
First post here. Definitely a good space here. I look forward to the conversations. evenings are killers if the TV is on. So I have been doing a 5min xbox Your shape evolved program when everyone needs a bathroom break, that gets me out of my chair for little while.
By the way how do get the weight progress line at the bottom of the emails?
Never m ind Figured it Out :)

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Evenings are definitely a killer for me too. I do best when I've planned what I'll eat for a day, and leave some calories to spare for evening snacks. Plus, drinking water. ciao

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Lets Go Andy, we can do it.

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Hey guys, just posting after hanging out here for a while. Although I have been on spark for a few years I ,am still a long way from my goals. Could be the inconsistency, could be the junk food, but I am giving tihis an effort to lose 10 pounds eight more times to reach my goal weight of 180.

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I guess I'd like to join this group. I do get to feeling like I need a shot of bourbon and a cigar after being around some of those other groups. Not too sure if I qualify though, rules say I have to be highly intelligent. That might be too strict a requirement for me.

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Howdy,

263 this morning...lowest ive been in years. Heres to hoping i dont sabotage once again. Would love to see the 250's soon

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4/12/12 4:22 P

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Finally a team where I don't have to scan through 100 messages just to find something non-woman related. Other teams are helpful and good, but nice to have a place dedicated to men only.

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Always remember today is what matters, not yesterday. Move forward and forget any setbacks that may have happened in the past.


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2/2/12 10:26 P

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Pet peeve of mine, Its not like they back into the bathroom, can't they see that its up?

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The PM is where I have trouble as well. I think its the down time. I am building a habit of daily work outs during that time and trusting that this will help.

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I have had 4 epiderals over the last 12 to 14 months and have not recieved the relief that I have from Back2Life. You can get them less expensive that the 200 retail on ebay. Twice a day for 12 minutes does the trick for me, and I have sciatica in both legs. Not a Dr, just a fellow sufferer.

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2/2/12 10:19 P

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Wow, marathons at 63. Way to go.

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So how does the song go? Men,Men,Men,Men,Men. Well good luck guys.

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Hi!

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Hello,
I teach too. I am in NC and teach 2nd grade. Best job for me. Love it.

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I am grateful for the person who created this team. I am an elementary teacher working with all women and have been married for 27 years. I have all the female interaction I can handle.

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Awesome to have access to a man's cave!

Keep them feet moving!!!

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I am looking forward to seeing what this Team Page has to offer (and what I can offer to the page). Thanks for starting it.

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It hit me all of the sudden that "Hey, there aren't any dudes on any of these post". Glad I found this.

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8/30/11 11:33 P

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Glad for a guys place on Sparks





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I feel at ease now knowing I'm not alone haha.
Unfortunately, I still don't feel like I fit in too well considering I haven't seen many 18 year old males on SparkPeople so far, but I'll get used to it I guess.

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3 weeks into the program and liking it. Averaging a 1.5 weekly pound loss which is exactly where I want to be. Doing my first 5k of the year this weekend. Wish me luck!! Expect to run it in 28-30 minutes. I am 63 yrs old.

I WILL make this work. 175 pounds here I come!!


 
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Hello everyone. I was just reading some of the past comments and I to agree that this must stay a place for the men. I too was starting to think that i was the only male at SP. Glad to have found this team.

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Actually its 'sciatic nerve'. A very sharp to dull pain around the hip-back area. Once gotten, never always gots. emoticon

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I'm sorry, what is the siatic nerve?

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Yes. The only way I can control it is with tramadol. I've tried chiropractor's, deep massage, etc. Waste of time and $$$. If I want relief, I have to swallow the pill.

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hey guys
anyone have experience with siatic nerve pain? mine is intense today

We progress into freedom and health one day at a time.


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Now remember gents, this is the guy's page, they have to put the seat up when done. Wife hates it when I tell her that...lol.

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except when your grilling!! emoticon

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Yes, you have toput the toilet sit down. LOL

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You mean there's rules????

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I hope this will help keep me on track.

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Definitely an awesome place to be. It's like our own little spark ManCave.

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glad I found this team. Greetings from the UK!

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Sounds Great!! emoticon



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Don't ever forget 9/11/2001!

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90% or more of what I read and hear about healthy living and getting healthy seems to be directed at women. That's why I've joined this team - I'd like to hear guys' perspectives.

I wrote "90% OR MORE" because I really don't see much stuff directed at guys that's simply about getting & staying healthy. So much of it is about becoming a super man and that competition thing we guys have going. Faster, bigger, stronger, longer, lasting longer.....

No, I just want to be fit!
I don't want to listen to whining about husband and kids who don't like what the whiner chooses to make for dinner. (That was several Weight Watchers meetings over 20 years ago. I've been at this - off and on - for awhile.)

I swim.
I pray, often while swimming. (Great place to meditate.)
I use specific food choices for breakfast, lunch, and especially dining out. (To be fare, I fail pitifully eating out for supper. But lunch is good.)
Supper - If there's a place for discipline, cravings & creativity to battle - this is it.

One thing about food that guys have command over: Grilling!!!

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Sound slike a good rule to me.

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Somehow I think this is going down the wrong road, but I like pie, too.

Should we make a rule about pie? Nah, the one rule at the bottom of this string is sufficient.

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If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
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Pecan Pie? I am in!

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mmmm emoticon Pie


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What were we talking about again?

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You can achieve any goal you desire, however you can't dictate when it will happen.


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Yeah, some parts of the hen house they tell men bashing jokes like, "What's the difference between a pumpkin and a man's brain?" With the pumpkin you can make a pie. That REALLY hurt my feelings. Feelings....Whoa.... Feelings.

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You mean there's "rules"??? Nah.

Someone must've been bored.

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There's been some non-rules related posts on here, but if you want some fun reads scroll down and you'll see them--especially the "No Women" posts. Ha ha!


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The win over the Broncos sure felt good. I guess playing for pride does account for something. During the game, I could envision Zorn keeping his job.

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Don't fret... the 'skins will turn it around again one of these years. Zorn's really called some bad games though. I like Zorn and hoped he'd have been a better coach than he is so far... maybe, if they keep him he'll get it together. He's been mentored by some of the best.

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I'm wearing a bag over my head. We just lost to another winless team.

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Redskins fan, eh? I suppose you're getting what you deserve this year. Actually, that's a bit harsh. I don't know if any fan deserves what you guys are dealing with this year.

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Living in the Washington area, and being a Redskins fan, I would fight for your rights under the constitution, to root for the Cowboys no matter how misguided and deluded that might be.

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Ah, finally a team I can relate to. Obviously I'm new to the team. Tucked away up here in the Pacific Northwest, USA. 55 years old and married for 32 of those years. Love the outdoors and almost everything that goes along with being out there.

Oh yeah... (this will surely catch some flak...) and a Seahawks and Cowboys fan. (Cowboys back when the Seahawks weren't even around... it's a difficult habit to break, rooting for Dallas. So I still do.)

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Well, it seems you passed it to me. I got one today!

BTW. Happy Friday!

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You gotta love all the testosterone.

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I'm glad that so many are speaking out. We needed this.
Thanks.
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HI!

Welcome to the team!



Whatever the mind can conceive and believe you will achieve. Salt-N-Pepa

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Glad to have found this team. New to Sparkpeople and in searching seemed mostly woman. Glad to see others here with the same goals.

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I was hoping to find a team like this. I am happy to be here.

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Hello, I agree too. I've been in Sparks off and on for about a year. And many of the groups seem predominately women. Don't get me wrong, I love women, even been married to one for over 30 years. But they seem to be on a different wave length when it come to weight loss. I need some motivation. Hope joining a man's group will help.

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I am So Sorry, you guys need a place to call your own. I thought that there were other woman here too. (just more men) I wanted more knowledge on free weights and supplements. I am taking Whey Isopure, Nitrix and Jet fuel. I know that men tend to do the supplements and free weights more so than woman. No biggie ... Hey sorry that I entered the "No Fly Zone" emoticon

5 ... just 5 more reps. 4,3,2,1.

Now do 5 more, & then 5 more after that ...

& just when you think you can't do 1 more, do 5 more !!!

You have to push yourself if you want results...

Push Your Workout to the Next Level !!!

So what are you waiting for ???

Give me 5 more ...

I am on Facebook too ~

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OMG ... I did NOT see this ... ROTFLMAO !!!

I would never have asked to come in ! Too funny guys ! Hey this can stay Man Town. :(

Again, I am SORRY but, I will leave you with my workout if you like. It kicks BUTT ... :p

This is month 1 (getting read for Spring/Summer) workout: I've been at it and will be movin' on to Month 2 next week Yea ~ Who ... It will be kinda the same but different. Muscle confusion so I don't plateau as much. (yea, I seen your "girlie" answer to plateau ...) No, I DON'T THINK SO! You get out what you put in, right guys ? ;)

Enjoy ...


You repeat the following routines each week for the next four weeks, (I have 1 week left this month)
lifting on whichever four days of the week you choose. While it would seem the workouts are the same from week to week, if you're pushing yourself to failure on every set, you should be able to use heavier weights on many exercises each week.

Day 1: Chest, triceps
Exercise Sets Reps

Chest
Incline Bench Press 6 6,6,6,10,12,12
Bench Press 6 6,6,6,10,12,12
Decline Flye 4 12

Triceps
Bench Dip 5 6,6,10,12,12
Close-Grip Bench Press 5 6,6,10,12,12
Lying Triceps Extension 5 6,6,10,12,12

Day 2: Legs, calves, abs
Exercise Sets Reps

Legs
Squat 5 6,6,10,12,12
Leg Press 5 6,6,10,12,12
Lunge 5 6,6,10,12,12
Leg Extension 2 12
Leg Curl 2 12

Abs
Crunch 2 15
Reverse Crunch 2 15

Calves
Leg-Press Calf Raise 2 12
Seated Dumbbell Calf Raise 2 12

Day 3: Shoulders, calves, abs
Exercise Sets Reps

Delts
Overhead Dumbbell Press 6 6,6,6,10,12,12
Upright Row 5 6,6,10,12,12
Bent-Over Lateral Raise 2 12

Abs
Crunch 2 15
Reverse Crunch 2 15

Calves
Leg-Press Calf Raise 2 12
Seated Dumbbell Calf Raise 2 12

Day 4: Back, biceps
Exercise Sets Reps

Back
Bent-Over Row 6 6,6,6,10,12,12
Seated Row 6 6,6,6,10,12,12
Lat Pulldown 4 6,6,10,12

Biceps
Barbell Curl 5 6,6,10,12,12
Incline Dumbbell Curl 5 6,6,10,12,12
Dumbbell Preacher Curl 2 10


5 ... just 5 more reps. 4,3,2,1.

Now do 5 more, & then 5 more after that ...

& just when you think you can't do 1 more, do 5 more !!!

You have to push yourself if you want results...

Push Your Workout to the Next Level !!!

So what are you waiting for ???

Give me 5 more ...

I am on Facebook too ~

www.new.facebook.com/profile.phpid=136
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Well, I just joined SparkPeople yesterday and I was getting that female vibe as well. Not that there's anything wrong with chatting with women but it's nice to have a place that you can talk to people that know what you're going through as a guy.

Look forward to much support and supporting others as well.

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MARINE84's Photo MARINE84 Posts: 44
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Thank you for having a place to be able to go. I am looking forward to this new journey of mine with all of you included.

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I was starting to feel like I was in some sort of parallel universe populated with nothing but women! Thank God you are here!!!

"Today is the first day of the rest of your life" - anon.


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GLENNANTHONY's Photo GLENNANTHONY Posts: 85
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P.S. Thanks for the welcomes, It's good to feel like you belong. I'm glad to be here,now lets go work out!! ROCK ON!! emoticon

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I agree!
This should be a team just for the guys, It does seem like 99% of the teams are for women. I don't know about you , but I felt kinda outta place, and really didn't fit in with the crowd. I'm hoping this is the place to be, and be a part of. After all,us guys have to stick together. Women just don't get it!! emoticon

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Hey guys.. not a rule but a thanx. I think we've got a real good group here and with the addition of Mzumbo as an admin I think I can take a bow. I'll still be around but don't have the time to help out like I would like.

9/1/2008 280 lbs.

Goal #1 12/31/2008 250 lbs
Goal #2 03/31/2009 230 lbs
Goal #3 06/31/2009 210 lbs
Goal #4 09/31/2009 195 lbs
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oopps posted in the wrong place....moved to general forum...

Edited by: MZUNGU-TEMBO at: 7/7/2008 (09:41)
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Thanks for all the welcomes...I am glad to be here.

91DILIGENCE's Photo 91DILIGENCE Posts: 586
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YO Bri! Welcome!! It IS a great place!

DILIGENCE:
constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken; persistent exertion of body or mind.


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Welcome Brian! We look forward to seeing you on the boards!

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Hi Brian!

Welcome to the team!

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Hey all, I joined this team a long time ago, but have been away for a long time. I am all for a place where it is just guys.

Brian

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I agree with everyone. A place where the guys can be guys.

It is never too late to be what you might have been. -- George Eliot

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you. -- John E. Southard

The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It's your mind you have to convince. - Vincent Lombardi


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Thank you!!

DILIGENCE:
constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken; persistent exertion of body or mind.


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HI DIligence,

WElcome to the team!


Whatever the mind can conceive and believe you will achieve. Salt-N-Pepa

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This is my first day on Sparks. I was trolling the other groups and it was all ladies, ladies, ladies (and I am thinking - OYE here we go again another site with all women).

I am glad that the founders here had the foresite to create this group. I am lookin' forward to hanging out with all of you and catching your positive waves - I can see it in your posts already. thanks guys and keep it going!

Edited by: 91DILIGENCE at: 4/25/2008 (22:31)
DILIGENCE:
constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken; persistent exertion of body or mind.


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Well this definetely where I wanna be. A place to kick it.

And also I look at the status bars and everyone seems to be well on the way to meet thier goals. Thats what I'm talking about!

Don't worry I'll be catching up to yall pretty quick. I dropped 13lbs since the start of the year and I've stepped my game up a LOT over the past 3 weeks. I'm going for 8-10lbs a months.

Talk to you guys later.

"There is always a light at the end of the tunnel, but you have to face the right direction to see it."


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I agree-- Its nice to be in a place that doesnt give 10 responses to a plateau for being because of the time of the month. I dont get a time of the month, so that doesnt help me. At least I can trust that Im not getting that response from you guys!

Your body will get tired, and your mind will start to wonder. Its then that you realize that this isnt about training your body - its about training your will. This is about changing my mind, challenging my will, and accomplishing what I didn't think I ever would.

"I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious"


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I've gotten a couple "join" notices for this and the 50+ Mens team. Not sure what the motivation was and when I did decide to follow a link to a person's page, the men's team link was no longer on their page, so maybe they joined in error...

Patrick
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Is there actually a woman in our midst?? I thot I smelled perfume the other day. emoticon

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What I want to know is why would any woman WANT to join our team? It serves a purpose for us males because it gives us support and interaction from and with others who are experiencing weight loss similar to us...but it wouldn't have that same value to a female. Do you suppose they think they are spying into the secret realm of men? Or maybe they are being defiant...sort of a "Oh yeah...well let's see you try and stop me from joining this team that I'm not really interested in...so there!"

For want of a nail, the shoe was lost. For want of the shoe, the horse was lost. For want of the horse, the rider was lost. For want of the rider, the battle was lost. For want of the battle, the kingdom was lost. And all for the want of a horseshoe nail!

- Old English rhyme


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Ditto to all of y'all.

-R

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With you 100%. I guess there is no full proof way to insure this happens, other than relying on women to honor our requests and maybe a little diligence on our part when we see someone join the team that clearly does not belong.

I'm sure a women's only team would not want any of us on there...

Patrick
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I couldn't agree more. This is a guys place.... And it should remain this way...

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Ditto, and it's nothing against the women. It is just good to have a forum where the fellas can come together and share in their own health and fitness struggles/tips that are specific to us.

~~ Will ~~

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I agree, as one of the guys, a team co-leader/member I believe that we should have a place that can be just for us guys.

It's Football Season Folks.

GO!!! Pats

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Hi all

We are pretty much a self-sufficient team of highly intelligent people and we don't need many rules. There is one rule that must be observed, nevertheless. The rule is that this is a Men only team and we would appreciate if women would not join this team. There are plenty of womens teams around on top of the fact that 90% of the people on Spark are female (or so it seams at least!).

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